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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIAN KOALA, 1930s

American Idyll: 1905

American Idyll: 1905

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1905. "Bridge in the woods, Belle Isle Park." 8x10 dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Atlantic City: 1900

Atlantic City: 1900

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1900. "Boardwalk, Easter morning." 8x10 dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bike Shop: 1919

Bike Shop: 1919

December 1919. Washington, D.C. "Haverford Cycle, interior, 10th Street N.W. Agents for Smith Motor Wheel." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Retrofit: 1920

Retrofit: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Mrs. Wilson Compton." The sunny Compton kitchen, equipped with a modern gas stove. View full size.

 

Sun Porch: 1920

Sun Porch: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Mrs. Wilson Compton." One of 10 glass negatives so labeled, none of them actually showing Mrs. Compton. View full size.

 

Sixth Avenue Shoppers: 1903

Sixth Avenue Shoppers: 1903

Circa 1903. "Shoppers on Sixth Avenue, New York City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Duluthorama: 1905

Duluthorama: 1905

Circa 1905. "Duluth, Minnesota." Another view from the Zenith City panoramic series. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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